We utilize an interdisciplinary approach rooted in inorganic chemistry to develop clean and renewable energy. One of our main focuses involves the development of transition metal catalysts for artificial photosynthesis. Our specific strategy involves developing electrocatalysts for the reduction of protons. When coupled with a photovoltaic, these systems will allow for the conversion of sunlight into a clean burning fuel in the form of hydrogen gas. We rely on a synergy of synthetic, physical, materials, and inorganic chemistry to develop systems for harvesting and utilizing solar energy.
Other projects in the group focus on the use of transition metal complexes for organometallic catalysis. Ultimately, our goal is to make important chemical reactions more green and efficient.